Set in the brutally war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Lynn Nottage’s drama about the women and girls whose bodies have become battlegrounds between government soldiers and rebel forces alike was developed through a pilgrimage to Africa where the author conducted countless interviews and interactions. This searing powerhouse play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009.
“I found my play Ruined in their painful narratives, in the gentle cadences and the monumental space between their gasps and sighs. The women felt it important to go on record, which is why my play is not about victims, but survivors.”
First TCG Edition: 2009